If you want to love right, heal first.

Sometimes when people are hurting, they seek other people for immediate comfort but they end up hurting innocent people as a result of a previous relationship, childhood traumas, or things they’re currently going through. There’s nothing wrong with reaching out for help, a listening ear, or a shoulder to cry on. The problem is when…

Speed dating part 5 (Final part)

***Tap play on the link at the bottom of this page to listen via my podcast.*** Zoe and Gena had flew out to Miami, his hometown. His uncle was celebrating a birthday, and they were on a yacht partying. Gena facetimed Toya and Bentley. She seemed to be having a good time with Zoe. “What…

Speed dating. Part 4

You can listen to this episode here⤵︎⤵︎⤵︎ https://open.spotify.com/show/6S3b1qk08KPUEXYJrecGDm “This view is a-mazing,” Toya said, as she walked out of the loft apartment and onto the patio overlooking downtown Atlanta. “So, what’s a ball player doing at Speed dating?” Toya said, before she took a sip of her champagne. “I’m always down to try anything once,”…

I f’ed up…

So, many of my supporters had been asking, “Why don’t you do the voiceover for your short stories?” Truth is, I didn’t have time, but I make time now, however… it comes with a struggle. If you only knew what I had to go through just to complete the voiceover. I won’t tell all, but…

Speed dating. Part 2

It’s 6 am and Toya’s currently at the gym, running on the treadmill. Her headphones are turned up, and she’s listening to “Thee Savvy Entrepreneur Podcast.” “Hey, you dropped this,” a man said, while picking up her sweat rag off the floor. Toya couldn’t hear him though. She was too engaged in the podcast and…

Speed Dating: A short story by Shubricca L Bell. Part 1

You can listen here⤵︎ New Message To: Satoya that’s my best friend Perkins 👯‍♀️ Hey girl, what you doing? To: Gena my chick badd 🍑😍Bailey Hey boo! Girl, nothing really. Just sipping on some wine that tastes like NyQuil, and watching some crazy movie… Wyd? Gena: Typing… Group Message  To: BFF Toya 🥳, BFF Gena 🥵 Bentley Morris: Why…

Don’t allow the fear of dying alone, be the death of you!

There’s no such thing as a perfect relationship, but when you stay with someone out of fear of being alone, just to say you have somebody, or to to put on a picture perfect act for the world… you’re doing it wrong. If the two of you aren’t fighting to stay together, that means one…

John Kirkwood. Part 4 (Final)

Throughout college and after college, Braxton and I kept in touch. Braxton went to Harvard to become a successful attorney who handles high-profile legal cases. Honey and I lost contact during college, and I ended up moving back to Atlanta after getting my Master of Business Administration degree. “Two years after graduation, I opened Kirkwood…

John Kirkwood. Part 3

John As you can see, Jay wasn’t a joke. You may be thinking, “but John, you’re Jay.” Well, yes and no. Jay was a boy; John is a man. It took me a while to get from Jay to John, but eventually, I got there.  So, I know you’re curious as to what I was…